Are sanctions the best and most appropriate response?

Are sanctions the best and most appropriate response?

Introductory remarks by Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, Distinguished Fellow and Chairman Emeritus at the Stimson Centre, former Assistant Secretary of State for Military Affairs. He chaired a panel discussion on Iran entitled “IRGC and Sanctions” in Paris, 29 June 2018, organized jointly by FEMO and APA. Participants in the panel included: • Robert Joseph, Ambassador, U.S. Special Envoy for Nuclear Nonproliferation…

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Change in Iran will come from the exasperation of the Iranian people

Change in Iran will come from the exasperation of the Iranian people

Mr. Bruno Tertrais, Deputy Director of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), addressed a panel discussion on the subject of “IRGC and Sanctions” in a Paris suburb on June 29, 2018. The event was jointly organized by FEMO and APA. His remarks follow: Thank you, Lincoln. You asked provocative questions, so I will try to give you provocative replies…

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We need to target the backbone of the Iranian regime, the Revolutionary Guards

We need to target the backbone of the Iranian regime, the Revolutionary Guards

It is the overall spirit of this agreement that has not been respected, since the idea behind it was indeed a reversal of the regime’s geopolitical stance, a sort of Islamic market democracy that was supposed to gradually emerge. Jean-Sylvestre Mongrenier, a researcher at the Thomas More Institute and the Institut Français de Géopolitique (Paris 8 University Vincennes-Saint-Denis), told a…

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Sanctions against the IRGC can be a substantial contribution to approaching democracy in Iran

Sanctions against the IRGC can be a substantial contribution to approaching democracy in Iran

Eduard Lintner, former Deputy Minister of Interior of Germany, addressed a panel discussion on the subject of “IRGC and Sanctions” in a Paris suburb on June 29, 2018. The event was jointly organized by FEMO and APA. His remarks follow: Thank you very much for your kind invitation. But I have to apologize because I use the translation because my…

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Sanctions work best when they’re coupled with support for the people

Sanctions work best when they’re coupled with support for the people

Ambassador Robert Joseph, U.S. Special Envoy for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security until 2007, addressed a panel discussion on the subject of “IRGC and Sanctions” in a Paris suburb on June 29, 2018. The event was jointly organized by FEMO and APA. His remarks follow: Good to see you and let me also…

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